Lesley is a Fashion Futurist, writer, thinker, blogger & founder of the popular, longtime indie fashion blog Fashiontribes.com which looks at the trends through the lens of fashion's four mega-tribes: Folkspun, Supremium, Apocalytical & Futurenetic.
She is the author of several books on a range of lifestyle topics including ONLINE-DATING SAMURAI: Advice, Tips & Secrets for Men from a Woman (2015); LINGERIE: A Modern Guide (Chartwell Books), CROSSDRESS TO IMPRESS: Fashion, Beauty & Style Advice for Crossdressers & Transgender Women (2015) & The Future of You (2014). Her work has appeared in Marie Claire Asia, Jessica, 25 Ans, GQ Taiwan and Elle Girl Korea. She has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Women's Wear Daily and USA Today.
When she's off the clock, travel tops the agenda. Raised in Hong Kong, life abroad featured amazing trips like staying on a houseboat in Srinagar, visiting the Taj Mahal and meandering down Guilin's Li River. After finishing grad school, she spent time teaching college students in Romania, Latvia and Kazakhstan. Her favorite adventures include visiting the iconic statues of Easter Island, checking out the penguins in Patagonia, bungee-jumping in Costa Rica, hiking the Inca Trail in Peru, tooling around Tasmania in an old beater, caving in New Zealand, camel-trekking in Morocco, safari'ing in Tanzania, hiking in Nepal, negotiating the subway in Cyrillic in Moscow and embarking on an out-of-control buddha-acquisition spree in Burma. And where to next? Hopefully Bhutan.
She currently lives in Portland, Oregon and is hard at work on her next book, Fashiontribes/Futuretribes - a look into the future of fashion.